Preferred Travel Resources

Thirty years of global travels has allowed us to vet and resource the best companies and brands that make travel more enjoyable and hassle free!

Below you will find some of the companies we use over and over again!

FLIGHTS

Expedia

Expedia.com makes travel easy. They have a huge selection, great prices, and you can get all your reservations done in one spot! www.expedia.com

ACCOMMODATION

Booking

Booking.com has a fantastic inventory of budget accommodations even in developing countries that you might not be able to find anywhere else. They also have free cancellation which can be helpful as plans often change when on the move! www.expedia.com

Hotels

My one stop shop for hotels. They have the best selection and I really value the reviews and map function. www.hotels.com

VRBO

VRBO.com is a fantastic resource for family friendly lodging. They have a great selection of homes that work for our big family and are pet friendly too! www.vrbo.com

Hostel World

This is our favorite spot to find hostels. They have the best selection and inventory. www.hostelworld.com

TRANSPORTATION

Trainline

Trainline is a great resource for train and bus transportation throughout Europe. The phone app is so easy to use and makes traveling much easier. www.thetrainline.com

Rental Cars

Rentalcars.com is our preferred resource whenever we rent a car. They have a huge inventory and we can always find a car that is big enough for our family, dog, and they have automatic (for those tiny European street!). www.rentalcars.com

TRAVEL INSURANCE

True Traveler

As a mama it is critical that we have coverage while traveling to allow for peace of mind. True Traveler is awesome because it insures for multi-trip, adventure travel and even gap years! www.truetraveller.com

World Nomads

World Nomads is a fantastic company that is so easy to work with. They have 24/7 emergency assistance, you can buy it once your trip has begun and they send up to the date notices on travel alerts and safety tips. www.worldnomads.com

BANKING

Starling Bank

Banking can be a hassle while traveling and Starling Bank makes it so easy with great customer service, no fees while traveling overseas and they have a great spending and budget tool. www.starlingbank.com

CREDIT CARDS

American Express Platinum

Great all around travel credit card with super customer service. www.americanexpress.com/us/credit-cards/card/platinum/

Chase Sapphire Preferred

This is the best travel reward card out there! It has great perks for frequent travelers that actually make a difference. creditcards.chase.com/rewards-credit-cards/sapphire/preferred

ACTIVITIES and CONNECTIONS

Get Your Guide

For authentic one of a kind experiences this resource is a must. It allows you to take part in activities just like a local and makes sure you have a one of a kind travel experience. www.getyourguide.com

Meet Up

Meetup is a wonderful resource for meeting like minded people all over the world. You can connect with people for events and shared interests. www.meetup.com

WORKING REMOTELY

Upwork

I use Upwork every single day. As a serial entrepreneur you are sure to find amazing talent and professionals. I have developed relationships over the years with some of the most creative, skilled workers around! www.americanexpress.com/us/credit-cards/card/platinum/

Work Away

This is the best travel reward card out there! It has great perks for frequent travelers that actually make a difference. www.workaway.com

My Tefl

Teaching English is one of the best ways to see the world and it is a skill you will have forever and can use anywhere you decide to travel. Our daughter teaches on line and in person wherever she goes and meets amazing communities wherever she goes. www.mytefl.com

PRODUCTS and GEAR

Lonely Planet

We have been using Lonely Planet for three decades! I owe my successful around the world trip to their guidebooks (this was before the internet) Now I rely heavily on their amazing website. www.lonleyplanet.com

Arcteryx

My black Arcteryx coat is my uniform! We use all their products…suitcases, backpacks, jackets, etc. Hands down the best outdoor products out there! www.arcteryx.com

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